Aphids on Rose buds - Ultraviolet and Infrared Macro Photography

By Solominer | Solominer | 4 days ago

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These bugs show up once the weather warms up. They really like unopened rose buds, and I got a few photos of them using my macro lens. The hair on the rose stems are visible as well.

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panasonic_dmcgh3.png Camera Model Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum lens.png Lens Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm Macro lens cropfilter1.png Filter B+W UV Black (403) Filter apture.png Aperture f/3.5 Timeexposurevalue.png Shutter Speed 1/80 sec iso.png Film Speed 200 spectrum.png Spectrum Ultraviolet-A and Infrared (UVA and IR) wavelengh1.png Wavelength 320 to 385 nm and 750 nanometers location.png Location North Georgia USA.

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They stuck together and focus on certain buds before moving onto others.

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A picture a little further back from the plant. There is another bug on this plant, its on one of the leaves.

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A little spider, waiting for a stray Aphid or Ant to walk by and pounce.

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I take pictures with a special camera. Its a Mirrorless DSLR that has been modified by Life Pixel to see light in other wavelengths. This allows my camera to see light in the Infrared [IR] around 1300 NM wavelength, through the visual spectrum and into the Ultraviolet A and B wavelengths roughly into the 300 NM wavelength.

I carry many filters on me to make the photos you see in my blog, these filters screw on my lens and help me isolate certain wavelengths for certain scenes. These filters can be IR / UV pass-through filters to assist me get a natural photo taking out the UV and IR light. Or I may use a Infrared pass-through filter capture just IR light. I can do the same with UV light as well, though I need some better filters which they can cost a few hundred dollars for true Ultraviolet pass through filters. So for right now I have B + W 403 bandpass filters that still allow some IR light in, due to their cheaper material.

 

There are also exotic glasses made of sapphire and germanium I am open to working with to replace my silica glass hot mirror with a material that allows even longer wavelengths of infrared to enter my cameras sensor. Special sensors, lenses and filters of that material would be needed as well, so it would be a big project but one that may give some even more unique photography results.

 

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Solominer
Solominer

I am a user of cryptocurrency and also run infrastructure for multiple Coins and Dapps. I write about my experience with blockchain tech and nature. On the side I use a full spectrum camera to take unique photos in the Infrared and Ultraviolet spectrums.


Solominer
Solominer

Working with interesting technology: blockchain, IPFS, infrared and ultraviolet photography/videos

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